After Lionel Messi Ruled Out One Future Role, Famed Insider Claims He’ll Join Barcelona Post Retirement

Published 11/08/2023, 1:26 PM EST

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Lionel Messi has been captivating fans globally with his unparalleled talent for the past two decades. But now, as he is nearing his twilight years, his future becomes a topic of debate. While his on-field exploits continue to inspire and enthrall, the post-retirement plans are a topic of fervent speculation. In an exclusive interview, a famous insider revealed Messi’s plans post-retirement, as the Argentine plans to return to Barcelona.

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Though Messi has refuted the claims and ruled out becoming a coach in the future, this latest development in his plans ignites speculations surrounding his return. Let’s delve deeper and find out the details behind Messi’s plans.

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While Messi has dismissed the idea of coaching, he hasn’t closed the doors on his return to his home, Barcelona. According to a famous insider and journalist, Guillem Balague, Lionel Messi will return to Barcelona once he finishes his term with David Beckham’s Inter Miami. While speaking with Angus Scott and Ben Jacobs in a podcast, he stated that Messi considers Barcelona his home, and he would accept the role of becoming an advisor or secretary at FC Barcelona.

Balague stated, “Next, once he finishes with Inter Miami, he’ll join Barcelona. The invitation will come from whoever is the chairman at that time. But, when he retires, he would like to be an advisor to the President or Technical Secretary. He can see talent. He has been suggesting talent for a while to Barcelona, and I’m sure Inter Miami as well.”

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Messi’s deep-seated connection to Barcelona is undeniable. Having spent the formative years of his career at the Catalan club, he forged an unbreakable bond with the city, the fans, and the team. Balague’s comments on the Argentine’s post-retirement plans have left fans anticipating the return of their star player.

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Messi’s astute understanding of the game, combined with his keen eye for talent, would prove invaluable to the club’s decision-making process. His presence at the club will undoubtedly motivate and encourage young players to perform better.

Messi’s refusal to coach post-retirement

Lionel Messi has a wealth of experience and knowledge about the game. However, despite playing under Pep Guardiola’s tutelage, and beside Xavi and Iniesta, Messi has surprised fans by refusing to don the role of a coach in the future. Messi stated that he would rather be involved in something related to football, but not coaching. “I don’t think I’ll be a coach, but I will certainly be involved in something related to football because it’s my entire life,” the 8x-Ballon d’Or winner claimed.

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Messi’s comeback to his home club could potentially spark a new ray of hope among the Culers. Barcelona could greatly benefit from Messi’s presence at the club, who could help them regain their glory. As Messi prepares to embark on the final chapter of his playing career, the anticipation of his next move is palpable. All eyes will be on the Argentine maestro when he returns to play again.

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Sahil Sharma

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Sahil Sharma is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. He's been a fan since childhood, but his love for the sport truly took off when Real Madrid won their record 10th UEFA Champions League title in 2014. That famous La Decima triumph turned him into a hardcore Madridista.
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